Google Set to Pay Biggest Privacy Fine in FTC History

For being such a big company, Google certainly makes a lot of "mistakes," which often have the effect of invading consumers' privacy.  

One of its latest supposed blunders was disregarding consumers' privacy settings on the Safari Web browser used on Apple products. Google insists it never meant to bypass those settings and place cookies on users' machines but is nevertheless said to be ready to pay $22.5 million in penalties to settle an inquiry by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

While this would be the biggest fine ever levied by the FTC, it is just a few hours worth of revenue to Google but it's another black eye for a company that has at best a spotted record of protecting consumers' privacy.

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